South KC Perspective
By John Sharp
Kansas City will have two rounds of free residential curbside leaf & brush pickup this fall, with the first round in the south zone Oct. 16-20 on persons’ weekly trash & recycling day and the second round Nov. 27-Dec. 1.
The south zone includes all of the city south of 63rd St. and also includes all of the city directly east and north of Raytown.
Paper yard waste sacks and bundles of branches should be set out curbside by 7 a.m. and will be picked up by a separate leaf & brush collection truck. Households can set out up to a total of 20 sacks and/or bundles which must weigh less than 40 pounds each. Plastic bags will not be accepted.
If sacks are sealed it must be with masking tape, not plastic or duct tape. Bundles of branches must be not more than two feet in diameter and not more than four feet long. They must be tied with twine, not wire or plastic tape. Branches must not be more than three inches in diameter.
If sacks and bundles aren’t collected on the scheduled trash day, persons must report the missed pickup to 311 or 816-513-1313 within 24 hours.
KCMO residents also may take their leaves & brush, grass clippings and tree trimmings to the city drop off site at 10301 Raytown Rd. for free on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proof of residency using a valid driver’s license or state-issued ID is required.
If paper sacks are sealed, it should be only with masking tape. If plastic bags are used, they should be emptied and taken back by the residents.
Persons also may pick up ground mulch for free or purchase natural darkwood, red or brown mulch and natural compost at the site.